Many thanks to Holly and to her publisher, Dial Books for Young Readers (a division of Penguin Young Readers Group) for inviting me to be a part of the blog tour, and for providing a review copy of the book. You can connect with Holly at her website here or on Twitter (@holly_schindler) or on Facebook. You can also find her at a couple other blogs online - YA Outside the Lines (yaoutsidethelines.blogspot.com) for YA authors and Smack Dab in the Middle (smack-dab-in-the-middle.blogspot.com) for MG authors.
Holly has also created a website where her readers can interact about her books - Holly Schindler’s Middles. Holly says, "I’m especially excited about this site. I adored getting to interact with the YA readership online—usually through Twitter or FB. But I had to create a site where I could interact with the MG [Middle Grade] readership. I’m devoting a page on the site to reviews from young readers themselves! Be sure to send your young reader’s review through the Contact Me page."
Here are some details about the book:
Auggie Jones lives with her grandpa Gus, a trash hauler, in a poor part of town. So when her wealthy classmate’s father starts the House Beautification Committee, it’s homes like Auggie’s that are deemed “in violation.” But Auggie is determined to prove that there’s more to her—and to her house—than meets the eye.
Watch the videos, look for the book, and enjoy getting to know Auggie and her friends and family!
The next stop on the BOOK TOUR is Children’s Book Review: http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/ tomorrow. I hope you'll stop by there to see what other folks are saying about Auggie and her grandpa, Gus, and the rest of the folks at the Junction of Sunshine and Lucky!